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Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Mountain window

Mountain Window

Jack B. Yeats (1871 – 1957)

© Estate of Jack B Yeats. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2013

  • Artist
    Jack B. Yeats
  • Title
    Mountain Window
  • Date
    1946
  • Dimensions
    34.5 × 22cm
  • Medium
    Oil on board
  • Collection
    Niland Collection
  • Provenance
    Presented by Ria Mooney to Sligo County and Museum in 1970.
Description

This tiny painting belonged to Ria Mooney, an actress and the first woman producer at the Abbey Theatre. She worked on two of Jack Yeats’s plays there in the 1940s. Mooney presented this work and another Yeats painting, He Wins, to Sligo.

Mooney may have been drawn to this work because of its use of theatrical conceit. It is an ambiguous view of a Ben Bulben seen through a cottage window, apparently based on a memory of a scene from the house of a great-aunt of Yeats, who lived above the Rosses in Co.Sligo. The lady was known as Aunt Mickey and her home had a commanding view of Ben Bulben. The cosy image of an Irish country garden with climbing foliage and luscious window boxes contrasts with the austere form of the mountain viewed in the distance. The result is a sensuous and complex image of the famous Sligo mountain and the surrounding countryside.

Written by Roisin Kennedy

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  2. Percy French (1854 - 1920) - A view of Sligo Quay
  3. Maurice MacGonigal, PRHA (1900 - 1979)- Port Rachrainn
  4. Estella Solomons - Woman in Riding Habit
  5. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Bay Pilot, The River Pilot, The Stevedore, The Ganger and the Gang
  6. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)-Singing “The beautiful Picture“
  7. Louis le Brocquy - Study towards an Image of W.B. Yeats
  8. Kathy Prendergast (b.1958) - Untitled
  9. James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903) - Maunder’s Fishshop, Chelsea
  10. Sean Keating PRHA (1889 - 1979) - Self Portrait
  11. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Cartoon for Figure of Christ
  12. George William Russell (AE) (1867-1935)- Landscape with Picnic Scene
  13. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Car is at the door
  14. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Market Day
  15. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)-Red Hanrahan’s Vision
  16. Maurice MacGonigal, PRHA (1900 - 1979) - Country Scene
  17. atrick Hall - Jesus Walking on the Sea
  18. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Funeral of Harry Boland
  19. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- A Political Meeting (in the West Of Ireland)
  20. Louis le Brocquy - The Táin - Lion
  21. Marie Foley (b. 1959) - Portrait
  22. Marie Foley (b. 1959) - To Measure the Immeasurable
  23. Louis le Brocquy - The Táin - Cúchulainn mounting into his chariot
  24. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of Augusta Gregory